With “Absolutely Tame is a Horse”, Iranian director Abdolreza Kahani proves that you don’t necessarily need to criticize a regime in a brutal and direct manner. A criticism in disguise can also feel like a punch in the face. One night, a policeman rings a doorbell to put a stop to a private party. Of course, there’s always room for a nice bribe. Through the rest of the night, the policeman meets different people who have committed small crimes: he scolds them, meanwhile holding out his hand. Ultimately, quite some cash ends up in that hand. And then, one of the most surprising plot twists of all festival films happens.
Creditsdirector: Abdolreza Kahani
ABDOLREZA KAHANI: The Smile (1988, short), Empty Hands (2002, doc), Dance with the Moon (2003), Adam (2007), Over There (2008), Twenty (2009), Nothing (2009), Absolutely Tame is a Horse (2011)